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Keloids and Clip On Earrings

Keloids and Clip On Earrings

Keloids are a type of scar that occurs when the body overproduces collagen during the healing process after an injury. They are raised, thick, and often itchy or painful, and can vary in color from pink to dark brown. 

Keloids after piercing

While not everyone who gets a piercing will develop a keloid, some people are more prone to keloid formation than others.

Certain areas of the body are also more prone to keloids, such as the earlobes, which are a common site for piercings. Other factors that can increase the risk of keloid formation include genetics, skin type, and the size and depth of the piercing.

If you are considering getting a piercing and are concerned about keloids, it is a good idea to talk to a professional piercer and a dermatologist beforehand. They can assess your risk factors and provide guidance on how to minimize the risk of keloid formation.


How to prevent keloids

In addition to medical treatment, there are also preventative measures that can be taken to reduce the risk of keloids. One of the most important things you can do is to avoid picking at your skin or scratching your keloids. Additionally, it's important to avoid exposing your keloids to the sun, as ultraviolet rays can make them darker.

Wearing earrings after developing keloids

Clip-on earrings are a great option for people with keloids because they do not require piercings. Piercing the earlobe can lead to the formation of keloids, as the healing process causes an overproduction of collagen. Clip-on earrings, on the other hand, attach to the ear using a clip mechanism, eliminating the need for a piercing and the risk of keloid formation. They are also great for those who have had keloids removed, as it allows them to still wear earrings without the risk of recurrence. 

Depending on the amount of scarring on your earlobes, you may find one clip on earring closure a better fit for your ear. For those who have had their keloids removed and have relatively thinner earlobes, padded clip on earrings could be a good option as it will securely attach to the ear.

Some clip on earrings that have this mechanism include:

Featuring our Delphine Clip-On Earrings.

Featuring our Hera Clip-On Earrings.

Featuring our Dalila Clip-On Earrings.

For those with heavy scarring in the area, you may want to avoid putting a clip on earring over the scar. Instead, you could decorate your ear with ear cuffs that go along the cartilage, such as:

Featuring our Mona Ear Cuff in Gold.

Featuring our Thin Band Ear Cuff in Gold.

Featuring our Dual Chain Ear Cuff in Silver.

If you ever have any questions and want some personalized help with picking the right clip on earrings, you can always contact our support team and we will be happy to help!

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